December 29, 2021

HOUSTON, TEXAS - DECEMBER 28: LeBron James #6 of the Los Angeles Lakers reacts to a call during the second half against the Houston Rockets at Toyota Center on December 28, 2021 in Houston, Texas. NOTE TO USER: User expressly acknowledges and agrees that, by downloading and or using this photograph, User is consenting to the terms and conditions of the Getty Images License Agreement. (Photo by Carmen Mandato/Getty Images)

LeBron James reaches 36,000 career points as Los Angeles Lakers beat the Houston Rockets

LeBron James became just the third player to reach 36,000 career points in the NBA as the Los Angeles Lakers beat the Houston Rockets 132-123 on Tuesday to end a five-game losing streak. Starting at center for the first time in his career, James notched 32 points, 11 rebounds and 11 assists to record his third


Xavierite, Brier Evans, is Finalist in National HBCU Journalism Project

Courtesy of Xavier University, Black News Channel (BNC) launched their inaugural HBCU Journalism Project to help cultivate and uplift the next generation of Black journalists. The project was designed to provide HBCU students an opportunity to connect with media professionals and discuss inclusivity and diversity in the media industry. Xavier sophomore Brier Evans has been


Hampton University President Dr. William R. Harvey Delivers Keynote Address at Virginia State University’s 2021 Fall Commencement Ceremony, Receives Honorary Doctorates from both Virginia State and Virginia Union Universities

Written By Hampton University Newsroom  Hampton University President Dr. William R. Harvey joined the recent graduates of Virginia State University (VSU) to deliver the keynote address at VSU’s 2021 fall commencement ceremony this past weekend. Following his impassioned speech, which received multiple standing ovations from the graduates, Dr. Harvey made history in an emotional moment


‘They know where Black voters live’: Challengers say ‘race blind’ redistricting maps are anything but

By Tierney Sneed, In states like Texas and North Carolina, Republican lawmakers in charge of redrawing the political maps for the next decade say that the new plans are “race blind.” Their opponents in court say that the claim is implausible and one that, in some situations, is at odds with the Voting Rights Act. Several lawsuits, including

The Apple store on Fifth Avenue on Black Friday in New York, U.S., on Friday, Nov. 26, 2021. Consumers are finding some of the least-generous??Black??Friday??and Cyber Week deals on record because of inflation, robust demand and diminished product availability. Photographer: David 'Dee' Delgado/Bloomberg

Apple closes all New York stores to browsing as Omicron cases surge

By Jordan Valinsky, Apple has closed all of its New York store locations to browsing because of a surge in Covid-19 cases. The roughly one dozen locations in the city will be limited to picking up online orders and walk-in services such as Genius Bar support. “We regularly monitor conditions and we will adjust both


Howard University to Delay Start of Spring 2022 Semester

Written by Howard University Newsroom We are continuing to monitor the surge in COVID-19 cases locally and throughout the region. The significant increase in cases is, in part, due to the spread of the omicron variant, which is more easily transmissible than the delta variant. So far, it has resulted mainly in mild to moderate

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The US just hit a record average of daily new Covid-19 cases

By Holly Yan and Amir Vera, The US hit a seven-day average of 265,427 new Covid-19 cases on Tuesday, blowing past the country’s previous record of about 252,000 daily cases, reported nearly a year ago on January 11. The new peak, according to Johns Hopkins University data, comes amid a rapid acceleration of infections in

PASADENA, CA - JANUARY 9, 1977: Head coach John Madden of the Oakland Raiders watches the action from the sideline during Super Bowl XI on January 9, 1977 against the Minnesota Vikings at the Rose Bowl in Pasadena, California. The Raiders beat the Vikings, 32-14 to win the professional football World Championship.19770109-FR-1977 Kidwiler Collection/Diamond Images

Legendary NFL coach and broadcaster John Madden has died at age 85

By David Close and Steve Almasy, Hall of Famer John Madden, whose Oakland Raiders teams never had a losing season and a beloved football analyst for three decades, has died, the NFL said Tuesday night. Madden, 85, passed away unexpectedly in the morning, according to the league. “On behalf of the entire NFL family, we extend